14 November 2012

Back to Basics: Wordless Wednesday

I've been asking myself a lot of questions about my blog lately.

...what direction do I want to take my blog in?

...what types of posts do people like to read?
...what do I have to offer that other bloggers don't?

The things I know for certain...

I don't want blogging to leave me bitter.
I don't want to think of blogging as a chore.
don't want to dread doing it.
don't want to sell out for a few dollar bills or a few free products.
don't want to write about things that aren't interesting to me only because they are to everyone else.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY,

I don't want to resent all of the time I could potentially waste in an attempt to make money blogging.

Lets be real here. 
My mind changes more often than Taylor Swift's relationship status. So I've nixed the idea of trying to make money with this blog. I will continue to blog about things that make ME happy instead. I take pride in staying true to myself.

My true self knows that turning my personal blog into a business will make blogging a lot less fun for me. With that being said... 
I miss my Wordless Wednesday posts. I miss posting pretty pics that make me feel all fuzzy inside.

So, without further ado...





















4 comments :

  1. I love this post! You are an amazing blogger! I love reading your blog posts, and seriously, it was you who taught me everything I know about blogging! You SHOWED me how to do a linkup post way back in the way! I think there are a lot of bloggers/readers out there like you (myself included) the "little bit of everything" bloggers, and it's perfectly ok! I love you for not settling or selling out and being YOU! xoxo

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  2. Some of the best blogs I read are the ones that are not trying to be entertaining for other people...the person is just writing whatever they want. Even if you think a post might be boring to your readers, the fact that you are being genuine will make you a better blogger.

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  3. I've been blogging for YEARS. Awhile back, with my old wedding blog, I made a tiny bit of money - just enough to cover my hosting.

    I have been with this new blog for a couple of years and just like you, I'd love to make money with it. However, I see those who are making money blogging and some of them, I CAN'T STAND. The genuine posts have been replaced at least 80% by sponsored content.

    I'm trying to come up with a way to blog for money while keeping a quality blog here. It's hard!

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  4. I totally agree! It'd be nice to make some money blogging but I wouldn't compromise the content of my blog for it!
    There is a blog tagging game going around and I got tagged so now I'm tagging you! Here's the post about it:
    http://www.keepcalmandwearpearls.blogspot.com/2012/11/tag-youre-it.html
    Hopefully I'll see you there! Please let me know if you can do it.
    -Jillian
    KeepCalmandWearPearls.blogspot.com

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